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the announcement? >> he has jack lew. he has joe biden to send up for the all-important relationships on capitol hill. i think this was a legacy pick. the president now has as we know an ambitious agenda that he laid out in the inaugural address. the question is, who is going to protect those goals from him? it's someone he has been with ever since his federal public life has started. that's mcdonough. this is somebody he trusts to protect not just himself. not just the staff, but to move that legacy and the obama era sooner or later will come to an end. the president clearly wants to make the major shape now. i think that's why he picked this man he trusts and has known for so long. >> john kerry ends before the senate foreign relations committee and he will be confirmed. i don't think there is any doubt about that. chuck hagel, that could be a little bit more. >> i think they will rough him up and be more lively than the john kerry hearings. in the end, the numbers. once senator schumer democrat said he answered all my questions, we know there have been meetings with others who have been criti
to the treasury department and joe biden are perfectly capable of managing capitol hill and what needs to be done next in terms of bills and the budget and all of that kind of stuff. i think what makes mcdonough choice so interesting is it's a legacy choice. this is a man who has been at the president's side since the president's national career started as a freshman senator. he was there through the election. he has been at the white house all this time. this is a man whose loyalties to the president and who will protect the president, which is really the number one job of chief of staff. i think it's a very interesting choice and someone that the president trusts fully because now the president is putting together what will be these final years of the obama era and this is a man that he trusts to protect the obama era. >> candy, people might not know this. when the president gets that 3:00 a.m. call that everybody talked about, hillary clinton included, it's the chief of staff who is picking up the phone and he will hear mcdonough's voice, denis' voice, in any kind of crisis situation, any kind
biden was there. also joining the conversation were experts studying gun safety. after the worst school shooting in u.s. history, the virginia tech massacre in 2007. let's go to white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, what specifically was discussed during this round table? >> reporter: victor, first of all, i should point out this was a closed door meeting. afterwards, the vice president did sort of lay out some of the themes that they all discussed including universal background checks, that is something the administration has been pushing for ever since that shooting that happened in connecticut, they wouldn't to make sure no matter where you're buying a weapon, whether it is in a private sale, a gun show, that there is this background check that takes place. the vice president also says they talked about the mental health issues and the lack of mental health professionals to adequately deal with this problem. we have heard this as well and something the president talked about, one of his initiatives in curbing gun violence, a database to better understand the people who are out
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